Discussing the True Meaning of the Fourth of July & Native American Sovereignty on Tribal Lands

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Fourth of July and also Native American Lands in the US.

Soraya Diase Coffelt is a former Judge in the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands and a children’s author. During Fourth of July weekend, Soraya shares some important lessons that we can share with young people about what causes us to remember and celebrate this special day in our country’s history many hundreds of years after it first happened, and what the source of guidance through this struggle for independence, freedom, and equality was.

Prof. Lindsay Robertson, J.D., Ph.D. is the Faculty Director of the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Prof. Robertson shares about the sovereignty Native Americans enjoy on their Tribal Lands and how an upcoming Supreme Court case – “Carpenter vs. Murphy” – which is set to be reargued before the Supreme Court this coming October – could impact Native American sovereignty rights on Tribal Lands in the state of Oklahoma and beyond.

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